from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Affected or characterized by sorrow or unhappiness.
- adj. Expressive of sorrow or unhappiness.
- adj. Causing sorrow or gloom; depressing: a sad movie; sad news.
- adj. Deplorable; sorry: a sad state of affairs; a sad excuse.
- adj. Dark-hued; somber.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Sated, having had one's fill; satisfied, weary.
- adj. Steadfast, valiant.
- adj. Dignified, serious, grave.
- adj. Of colours: dark, deep; later, sombre, dull.
- adj. Feeling sorrow; sorrowful, mournful.
- adj. Appearing sorrowful.
- adj. Causing sorrow; lamentable.
- adj. Poor in quality, bad; shameful, deplorable; later, regrettable, poor.
- adj. Unfashionable; socially inadequate or undesirable.
- adj. soggy (to refer to pastries).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sated; satisfied; weary; tired.
- adj. Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard.
- adj. Dull; grave; dark; somber; -- said of colors.
- adj. Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous.
- adj. Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful.
- adj. Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow.
- adj. Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked.
- transitive v. To make sorrowful; to sadden.
- n. Seasonal affective disorder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full; having had one's fill; sated; surfeited; hence, satiated; wearied; tired; sick.
- Heavy; weighty; ponderous.
- Firm; solid; fixed.
- Close; compact; hard; stiff; not light or soft.
- Heavy; soggy; doughy; that has not risen well: as, sad bread.
- Weighty; important; momentous.
- Strong; stout: said of a person or an animal.
- Settled; fixed; resolute.
- Steadfast; constant; trusty; faithful.
- Sober; serious; grave; sedate; discreet; responsible; wise; sage.
- Sorrowful; melancholy; mournful; dejected.
- Expressing or marked by sorrow or melancholy.
- Having the external appearance of sorrow; gloomy; downcast: as, a sad countenance.
- Distressing; grievous; disastrous: as, a sad accident; a sad disappointment.
- Troublesome; trying; bad; wicked: sometimes used jocularly: as, a sad grumbler; a sad rogue.
- Dark; somber; sober; quiet: applied to color: as, a sad brown.
- = Syn. 11 and
- Depressed, cheerless, desponding, disconsolate.
- Dire, deplorable.
- To make firm.
- To strengthen; establish; confirm.
- To sadden; make sorrowful; grieve.
- Strongly; stiffly.
- Soberly; prudently; discreetly.
- Closely; firmly: as, to lie sad.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. bad; unfortunate
- adj. of things that make you feel sad
- adj. experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
Middle English, weary, sorrowful, from Old English sæd, sated, weary.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English sad, from Old English sæd ("sated with, weary of, satiated, filled, full"), from Proto-Germanic *sadaz (“sated, satisfied”), from Proto-Indo-European *sā- (“to satiate, satisfy”). Cognate with Dutch zat ("sated, drunk"), German satt ("well-fed, full"), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌸𐍃 (saþs, "full, satisfied"), Latin satur ("well-fed, sated"). Related to sate. (Wiktionary)